Val-Cenis - Sollières-Sardières

The museum presents the discoveries made in the Balmes cave and the visitor becomes a witness to the culture and cultural influences of these mountain people who had a relationship with their environment that went far beyond mere subsistence.


The first farmers and stockbreeders of the Neolithic period settled about 5,600 years ago in the Balmes cave overlooking Val Cenis-Sollières. The museum presents all the objects of the daily life of these first mountain dwellers of Haute Maurienne.
The objects and handicrafts on display in the museum plunge the visitor into the daily life of these mountain people, who had a relationship with their environment that went far beyond mere subsistence.

Période d'ouverture

From 10/10 to 22/12/2023 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on November 1st and November 11th.

Équipements & Services

  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Parking
  • Guided individual tours
  • Unguided group tours
  • Guided group tours
  • Educational visits
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist routes
  • Guided tours
  • Unguided individual tours
  • Ticketing in number


Free entry for children < 6 years, press, mountain guides, accompanying guides, the drivers, mountain guides.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Adults: €4.8, children: €3.3.
PRM, students, jobseekers: €3.8.
Family pass (1 adult + 2 children): €11.
Additional adult: €4.3 - Additional child: €2.8.
Pass Maurienne adult: €3.8 - Child: €2.8.

Langues parlées

  • English English
  • French French

Tourisme adapté

  • Mental disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site




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Informations pratiques

Rue du Châtel
Sollières Envers
73500 Val-Cenis
Mail Contacter le prestataire Historical presentation of the Val Cenis Sollières archaeology museum

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